Congratulations to Portadown defender Reece Jordan who has been called up to the Northern Ireland U18’s squad for two friendlies against Austria U18s in Dungannon next week.

Stangmore Park will host both games with the first game scheduled for Tuesday 15 November at 6pm and the second on Thursday 17 November at 6pm.

Northern Ireland U19s/U17s boss Gerard Lyttle says the matches will provide an opportunity for his U18 players to test themselves against strong opposition.

The U18s were last in action back in July when they played Manchester United’s U18s twice as part of the SuperCupNI tournament.

Lyttle’s 22-strong squad bridges the gap between Northern Ireland’s U19 and U17 teams – and the bulk of the players have previously represented Northern Ireland at either U17 or U18 level.